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A district mayor in Istanbul from Turkey’s ruling AKP has raised eyebrows by constructing replicas of Islam’s holiest places and objects, yet the building idea seems to have spread elsewhere
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A performance artist, Cihat Duman, with whom I stayed in the same building a few years ago, did this act after the replica Mecca and arrested briefly.

Concert in memory of Armenian intellectuals

Anatolian Culture and Kalan Music have collaborated to organize a concert inIstanbul to commemorate Armenian intellectuals who were sent to their deaths in 191
Eight Byzantine-era tombs have been unearthed during the restoration of a historic building in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu

International Halal Tourism event to be held in Istanbul

CAIRO, Egypt – Over 1,000 delegates from more than 50 countries are expected to converge upon the capitol city of Istanbul, Turkey, for the second …
According to an Islamic official , the pope’s statement ‘has reflected a modern color of the crusader wars launched in these lands for centuries’
FOLDED CORNER: ‘Stamboul Sketches: Encounters in Old Istanbul’ by John Freely (Eland, 208 pages, £12.99)
Businessperson Ağaoğlu and his bodyguards staged a surprise attack on My World Europe Community Residents Welfare and Solidarity Foundation meeting founded by residents of My World Europe housing community and battered the president of the association.

Psychedelic art in İstanbul

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has allowed for the construction of a mosque on the seafront of the biggest and most touristic island of Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands, after rejecting an objection of its members from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP)

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